Majestic Series Aluminum Railing Systems Technical Info
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ALUMINUM HANDRAILS AND RAILINGS
PART 1 GENERAL
1.1 SECTION INCLUDES
A. Aluminum handrails, guardrails, and railing systems,
including connectors, fasteners, and system required accessories.
1.2 RELATED SECTIONS
A. Section 05510 - Metal Stairs: Handrails associated with
standard metal stairs.
B. Section 05520 - Handrails and Railings: Handrails other
than decorative handrails specified in this Section.
C. Section 07410 - Metal Roof and Wall Panels: Aluminum
panels for balcony dividers.
D. Section 08800 - Glazing: Glass panels for balcony
A. AAMA 603.8 - Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test
Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Extruded Aluminum; 1998.
B. ASTM B 117 - Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray
(Fog) Apparatus; 1997.
C. ASTM B 221 - Standard Specification for Aluminum and
Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes; 1996.
D. ASTM B 429 - Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy
Extruded Structural Pipe and Tube; 1995.
E. ASTM D 870 - Standard Practice for Testing Water
Resistance of Coatings Using Water Immersion; 1992.
F. ASTM D 2247 - Standard Practice for Testing Water
Resistance of Coatings in 100% Humidity; 1994.
G. ASTM D 2794 - Standard Test Method for Resistance of
Organic Coatings to the Effect of Rapid Deformation (Impact); 1993.
1.4 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
A. Performance Requirements: Comply with loading capacity
required by Code applicable in the jurisdiction of the Project.
B. Structural Performance of Top Rails and Supports:
1. Capable of withstanding a concentrated load of 200 pounds (90.6 kg),
applied to top rail at any point and in any direction. 2. Capable of
withstanding a uniform load of 50 pounds per linear foot (74.3 kg/m) applied
to the top rail horizontally with a simultaneous load of 100 pounds per
linear foot (148.6 kg/m) applied vertically downward. 05521 - 2 3. Design
need not provide for both concentrated and uniform loads to be applied
C. Structural Performance of Guardrail Infill: 1. Capable of
withstanding a horizontal concentrated load of 200 pounds (90.6 kg), applied
to a 1-foot (30.5 mm) square area at any point on infill. 2. Infill is
defined to include panels, intermediate rails, balusters, and other
elements. 3. Design need not provide for infill loads to be applied
concurrently with top rail loads.
A. Submit under provisions of Section 01300.
B. Product Data: Manufacturer's Product Data substantiating
compliance with Contract Documents. Include manufacturer's installation
C. Shop Drawings: Submit Shop Drawings for railings and
handrails. 1. Include plans, elevations, and details. 2. Show connection and
accessory items and locations for anchor and bolt installation. 3. Include
design loads, structural calculations, and material properties. 4. Provide
Shop Drawings signed and sealed by structural engineer licensed in the state
in which Project is located.
D. Railing Selection Sample: 12 inches (254 mm) long sample
representing manufacturer's full range of available color, finish, sheen,
and concealed connection detail.
E. Railing Verification Sample: 12 inches (254 mm) long
sample illustrating color, finish, sheen, and concealed connection
F. Supply installation templates, required reinforcing, and
recessed anchorage devices in timely fashion to installers of related work
that will receive products of this section.
1.6 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Manufacturer's Qualifications: Firm that has produced
types of stair and railing systems required for not less then 10 years, with
not less than 5 similar projects that have been successful use for not less
than 5 years.
B. Installer Qualifications: Minimum 2 years experience in
successful installation of stair and railing systems of type specified or
trained by manufacturer.
C. Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface
preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1. Finish areas designated by Architect.
2. Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship,
color, and sheen are approved by Architect.
3. Refinish mock-up area as required to produce
1.7 PROJECT CONDITIONS
A. Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity,
and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum
results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside
manufacturer's absolute limits.
B. Field Measurements: Where handrails are indicated to fit
other construction, check actual dimensions of other construction by actual
field measurements before fabrication. Indicate 05521 - 3 recorded
measurements on approved Shop Drawings. Coordinate fabrication schedule with
construction progress to avoid delay of Work.
A. Manufacturer warrants to the original owner for the
period of ten years, prorated, from the date of railing shipment, subject to
the limitations and conditions listed below, to be free of defects in
workmanship that, in the course of normal and proper use, result in warping
1. Materials Warranty: Manufacturer shall, at its option,
repair, replace (excluding the cost of shipping or labor charges or other
expenses of any kind associated with the installation or removal of the
original or replacement product) or refund the original purchase price of
the railing component(s) found defective by manufacturer as follows: 100
percent in year 1, 70 percent in year 2 thru 4, 40 percent in year 5 thru
7, and 10 percent in year 8 thru 10. Manufacturer shall not have any
warranty obligations after the end of the 10th year from the date of
2. Manufacturer Finish Warranty: Powder coating system shall be warranted
for a period of one-year from the date of installation, but not to exceed
eighteen months from date of manufacture. Manufacturer shall repair and or
replace at manufacturer’s discretion any or all of our work that is
determined to be defective in its workmanship. Ordinary operational
adjustments, normal wear and tear, or physical abuse, are not covered
under this agreement.
3. Paint Manufacturer’s Extended Pass-Through Warranties: Manufacturer
shall provide warranty documentation for Owner to assert claim under the
terms of warranty provided by the powder coat manufacturer for finish
a. Length of Warranty: 5 years.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
A. Acceptable Manufacturer: AVCON, 1915 Swarthmore Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701. Toll Free Tel: (800) RAILING. Tel: (732) 286-9496. Fax:
(732) 286-0526. Web: http://www.avcon.com. E-mail: email@example.com
B. Substitutions: Not permitted.
C. Requests for substitutions will be considered in
accordance with provisions of Section 01600.
A. Railing Members: Extrusions fabricated from 6063- T5 or
T6 or 6061-T6 aluminum.
2.3 MANUFACTURED UNITS
A. Majestic Series aluminum railings as manufactured by
1. Refer to drawings for top rail/handrail profile and
baluster options of styles and designs selected.
B. Homestead Style with vertical balusters:
1. Homestead II.
2. Homestead III.
3. Homestead IV.
4. Homestead V.
C. Commander Style with selected infill:
1. Commander II.
2. Commander III.
3. Commander IV.
4. Commander V.
5. Commander VI.
6. Commander VII.
7. Commander VIII.
D. Custom Style:
1. Glass Infill Panel: 5/16 inch (8 mm)
2. Solid Metal Infill Panel.
3. Perforated Metal Infill Panel.
4. Solid Phenolic Resin Panel.
5. Retro Circle pattern.
6. Homestead Fancy Design
E. Top Rail: Provide the top rail in profile indicated for
rail design selected.
1. Profile: R346.
2. Profile: R460.
3. Profile: R560.
4. Profile: R640.
5. Profile: R720.
6. Profile: R758.
F. Mounting: provide manufacturer’s mounting hardware for
condition required to achieve structural performance and architectural
1. HO612 - Surface.
2. HO911 – 2 bolt surface mount
3. HO419 - Surface/Slab Cover.
4. HO604 - Fascia Mount.
5. HO749 - Fascia Heavy Duty.
6. Wall mount brackets
A. Finish: Electrostatically applied polyester powder
coating fused to aluminum applied in accordance with AAMA 603.8.
1. Standard Performance Coating: Tiger Drylac Series 49.
a. Color: Selected by Architect from manufacturer's full
b. Color: Refer to Exterior Finish Schedule.
2. High Performance Coating. Tiger Drylac Series 38.
a. Color: Selected by Architect from manufacturer's full
b. Color: Refer to Exterior Finish Schedule.
c. Color: 3. Clear Top Coat: Tiger Drylac series 44
Anti-Graffiti top coat.
A. Brackets, Flanges, and Fittings: Same material as primary
B. Anchors and Inserts: Galvanized or stainless steel,
expansion type; capable of withstanding structural design loads
C. Screws: Galvanized or stainless steel, 18-8 alloy,
non-magnetic. 05521 - 5
D. Balcony Separators: Manufacturer's aluminum fasteners
designed to hold separation panels between 1/4 inch (6 mm) and 5/16 inch (8
E. Grout: Non-shrink Portland cement-based hydraulic grout,
mixed and applied per manufacturer's instructions; no gypsum grout allowed.
A. General: Fabricate handrails and railing systems to
comply with requirements indicated for design, dimensions, details, finish,
and member sizes, post spacing, and anchorage, but not less than those
required to support structural loads.
B. Connections: Railing manufacturer's standard concealed
mechanical fasteners and fittings, providing flush, smooth, rigid, hairline
joints and that can be removed and reconnected after original
C. Exposed Ends of Hollow Members: Closed with prefabricated
D. Posts: Solid extruded or cast aluminum or tubing as
determined by type and style chosen.
E. Brackets, Flanges, and Anchors: Provide manufacturer's
standard brackets, flanges, and anchors for interconnection of handrail and
railing members to other construction.
F. Inserts: Provide inserts and other anchorage devices
during installation for connecting handrails and railing systems to concrete
or masonry Work. Fabricate anchorage devices capable of withstanding loading
imposed by handrail and railing systems. Coordinate anchorage devices with
PART 3 EXECUTION
A. Do not begin installation until substrates have been
B. Verify that reinforcement and anchoring devices are
the correct type, have been located correctly, and have been installed
C. If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another
installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before
A. Coordinate drawings, diagrams, templates, instruction,
and directions for installation of anchors, such as sleeves, concrete
inserts, anchor bolts, and miscellaneous items having integral anchors that
are to be embedded in concrete as masonry construction.
1. Manufacturer shall supply all integral hardware for
connection of handrail and railing to each other.
2. Provide hardware needed to connect handrail or railing
to adjoining structures. Coordinate delivery of such items to Project
3.3 INSTALLATION GENERAL
A. Fit sections accurately together.
B. Set handrails and railings accurately in location,
alignment, and elevation, measured from established lines and levels and
free from rack. Do not cut or abrade surfaces of handrails and railing
C. Install handrails and railings systems to comply with
railing manufacturer's instructions. 05521 - 6
D. Fastening to In-Place Construction: Provide anchorage
devices and fasteners where necessary for securing handrails and railings to
3.4 INSTALLATION - POSTS
A. Adjust handrails and railing systems prior to anchoring
to ensure matching alignment. Space posts at intervals indicated but not
greater than that required by design loading.
B. Anchor posts in concrete by core drilling holes not less
than 4 inches (102 mm) deep and 1 inch (25 mm) greater that outside diameter
of post. Clean holes of loose material; insert posts, and fill annular space
between post and concrete with non-shrink, non-metallic grout, mixed and
poured to comply with anchoring material manufacturer's directions.
C. Anchor posts onto mounting surface by means of railing
manufacturer's recommended method, including surface mount flange mount,
fascia mount by means of clamp, fascia mount by means of a side mount
bracket, or other means of anchorage as determined by railing manufacturer.
A. Remove manufacturer's protective covering from exposed
surfaces not more than 24 hours before final inspection.
B. Clean surfaces as required, following procedures and
employing cleaning materials as recommended by accessories
A. Protect installed products from damage by subsequent
construction activities, until completion of Project.
B. Field repair of damaged product finishes is limited to
painted color touch up only. If structural damage to railing member has
occurred replace products that have been damaged by subsequent construction